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Rain Makes the Petit Even More Petit
Saturday, 26 Sep, 2009 – 19:15 | Comments Off
Rain Makes the Petit Even More Petit

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Braselton, Ga. – The rains that flooded the north Georgia area over the past week washed out the better part of the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Saturday.
Only 467 of the scheduled 1,000 miles were run before heavy rains caused the American Le Mans Series to halt a [...]

Peugeot Comes Up Big At Petit
Friday, 25 Sep, 2009 – 21:00 | Comments Off
Peugeot Comes Up Big At Petit

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Braselton, Ga. – Le Mans 24-hour winner Peugeot became a strong favorite to add the Petit Le Mans to its trophy case after qualifying at Road Atlanta. A brace of factory 908 HDI FAP’s swept the front row in the hands of Nicolas Minassian and Franck Montagny with little challenge [...]

Sharp’s Wreck Dulls Acura Hopes at Petit
Friday, 25 Sep, 2009 – 8:05 | Comments Off
Sharp’s Wreck Dulls Acura Hopes at Petit

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Braselton, Ga. – The chances of an Acura pulling off an upset against the factory entries of Audi and Peugeot in the Petit Le Mans were set back Thursday when Scott Sharp’s ARX-02a cartwheeled into the fence at Turn 2. The driver quickly hopped out and walked away from the [...]

GAINSCO Drivers Gain Another Grand-Am Win
Sunday, 20 Sep, 2009 – 7:00 | Comments Off
GAINSCO Drivers Gain Another Grand-Am Win

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney shared a car that was “crazy-fast” this weekend at Miller Motorsport Park, where the GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing twins moved three points closer to a second Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype championship.
Fogarty and Gurney capped a near-dominant weekend that began on-pole with their fourth [...]

Fogarty Earns Pole, Place in History In Utah
Saturday, 19 Sep, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off

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Jon Fogarty’s  career qualifying prowess officially is fodder for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series record book.
Fogarty became the all-time Daytona Prototype pole-winner Friday at Miller Motorsports Park, where he earned his 13th career pole and a series-high fifth of the season during qualifying for Saturday’s Utah 250.
The 11th and penultimate event on the 2009 [...]

Buckler Wheeling In Grand-Am, Dealing in Sprint Cup
Sunday, 6 Sep, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Buckler Wheeling In Grand-Am, Dealing in Sprint Cup

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – It’s been quite a week for TRG Motorsports owner Kevin Buckler, literally a wheeler and a dealer. On the same day he  drove his Porsche around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Buckler signed up a series champion for his Sprint Cup team.
The former Rolex 24 at Daytona winner [...]

Grand-Am Test At Indy Raises Hopes for Race
Friday, 4 Sep, 2009 – 17:48 | 3 Comments
Grand-Am Test At Indy Raises Hopes for Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Do not assume that this week’s test of the infield road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway means that holding a Rolex Grand-American Series race at the world’s most famous track is a done deal.
But also do not rule out the possibility of a sports car race at IMS.
“Right [...]

Brabham Wins At Mosport
Sunday, 30 Aug, 2009 – 19:45 | Comments Off
Brabham Wins At Mosport

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Bowmanville, Ont. – On a cool August day at Mosport, the Patron Highcroft Racing team completed a flawless weekend with a victory by Scott Sharp and David Brabham that brought the Acura drivers one step closer to icing an LMP1 championship.
In an uncharacteristically choppy performance during the eighth round of [...]

SunTrust Shines In Montreal Rain
Saturday, 29 Aug, 2009 – 18:30 | Comments Off
SunTrust Shines In Montreal Rain

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Max Angelelli cruised to a one-minute victory in Saturday’s Montreal 200 – taking new life in the battle for the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Daytona Prototype championship in the process.
With only two races remaining, Angelelli – who led the final 12 of 67 laps at Circuit [...]

Highcroft’s High Continues At Mosport
Saturday, 29 Aug, 2009 – 18:10 | Comments Off
Highcroft’s High Continues At Mosport

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Bowmanville, Ont. – David Brabham put his Highcoft Racing Acura on the limit at the harrowing Turns 1 and 2 to claim the pole at Mosport International Raceway. After breaking the four-race winning streak of de Ferran Motorsports at Road America, the Highcroft team sustained momentum in the tight battle [...]